Statement of Condolences to the People of Saudi Arabia
International Programs extends our condolences to the people of Saudi Arabia on the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah. He was a staunch supporter of higher education for the young people of Saudi Arabia. The king leaves a strong legacy of modernizing the Saudi education system, which has sent thousands of young men and women to study abroad through the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, including 180 students currently at KU.
KU has a long and rich history of working with Saudi students and the Saudi government. For over two decades KU has worked with the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission to bring students from Saudi universities to participate in KU’s academic programs. King Abdullah’s legacy will live on in the many lives enriched through education.
Susan L. Gronbeck-Tedesco, associate vice provost for International Programs